Shoppers

Articles about shoppers and their changing shopping behavior.

  1. Media & Marketing
We’re just back from New York and the 2023 edition of the National Retail Federation’s Big Show. As we rest our weary legs, we hop back on the mic to share some of our key takeaways gleaned from the Expo floor, the conference stages, conversations in the halls, and at various events we attended.  We […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The big takeaway Your customers will respond to offerings that are genuinely useful and helpful to them, even in an economic downturn. The key is investing in innovation that adds value, rather than chasing what’s trendy. Need proof?  Beauty giant L’Oreal has invested more in research and development every year, even in tough times. That […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Brand consistency is one of the top techniques that tends to be overlooked in marketing plans. Yet it’s key in setting your business apart and targeting your desired audience. It’s crucial retail companies are maintaining and developing good customer relationships. To achieve this, the focus has to be on delivering brand consistency and building brand […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Wayfair is prioritizing innovation across its organization, supported by technology providers like Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Kevin O’Riordan, head of physical retail and supply chain engineering at Wayfair, and Fredrik Carlegren, vice president of marketing and communications at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions. In […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Today’s guest post comes from Saket Patel, Consultant, Advisory Services at MMIT. Saket discusses market access and contracting strategies for medical benefit products when pharmacy benefit biosimilar therapies launch. He then describes how to automate formulary and medical policies to protect manufacturers from overpayment. Click here to learn about MMIT’s Contract Validation solution. Read on […]
  1. Channel: Mass
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Supercenter pioneer Meijer opened its first two Meijer Grocery stores in the Detroit metro area on Friday, introducing a more streamlined, food-focused shopping experience to customers in communities where there is no room for a full-sized Meijer store. “As a company, we’ve opened more than 500 supercenters, neighborhood markets and Meijer […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
[[ Getty Images Walmart-owned Sam’s Club on Thursday said it will open more than 30 new stores in the U.S., marking its most aggressive expansion in years. The warehouse club’s next store is expected to open in Florida in 2024. Sam’s Club also plans to open five fulfillment and distribution centers this year, with the […]
  1. Corporate Finance
The RETHINK Retail team ventured to NYC from January 14-17th for NRF 2023: Retail’s Big Show. While there, we had the opportunity to speak with attendees from our Top Retail Influencer community and learn about their event experience. #TRI members- April Sabral, Andrew Smith, Carl Boutet, Alberto Serrentino, Charles Haseman, Christine Russo, Guy Courtin, and […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
It seems like everyone is talking about Amazon Marketing Cloud lately. You might be wondering why there is so much excitement for AMC, and how you can actually use Amazon’s newest analytics tool to grow your business. Today, we’ll walk through three categories of use cases that advertisers like yourself can start implementing today.  What […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Crypto-rewards health & fitness app, Sweatcoin, steps up personalisation with MoEngage. Sweatcoin, the step counting app that pays customers to get active by converting their steps into currency, has partnered with MoEngage, the leading insights-led customer engagement platform, to enhance customer engagement as it fuels the growth of its Movement Economy. Sweatcoin is a new breed of […]
  1. Channel: Mass
The start of the year is always an exciting time. It’s a time for reflection, setting goals, pushing boundaries and trying new things. This year, sellers can win big with us as Walmart Marketplace continues to grow and deliver a top-quality product selection and a world-class shopping experience.Our New Year’s resolution is simple: To be […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Before you launch your brand in the United Kingdom, it’s important to know what’s going on in today’s U.K. retail market as it may differ from the markets your brand currently has a presence in. Whether the British market is familiar territory or completely new, here’s a deep dive into understanding the U.K.’s marketplace, retailers, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Starting a business can be one of the most rewarding experiences of someone’s life, and the satisfaction that comes with owning a successful business can be life-changing. It isn’t all easy, but seeing your labor bear fruit can be worth the effort. Starting a retail business, in particular, is one of the most popular small […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The CMA will examine the accuracy of ‘green’ claims made about household essentials – such as food, drink, and toiletries – to make sure shoppers are not being misled. The move is an expansion of ongoing work by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into ‘greenwashing’, which seeks to get to the bottom of whether […]
  1. Data & Insights
While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]
  1. Media & Marketing
You may remember that earlier this week we had a story about how New Belgium Brewing is reformulating its flagship Fat Tire amber ale to what it is calling a “crisper golden ale” with some of the original’s “flavor threads.”  I’m not sure about the new formulation, but I do know this – based on […]
  1. Department: Food
“Organic fresh produce sales grew by 3 percent in 2022, while volume declined by –3.7 percent, as total sales topped $9.4 billion for the year,” according to the 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report released today by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners. “Total fresh produce sales gained 7.3 percent in dollars for the year but […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – During the final quarter of 2022, even as the U.S. grappled with a “tripledemic” of flu, RSV and COVID-19, unit sales of vitamins and health supplements declined over the prior year while average unit prices rose, according to shopper intelligence leader Catalina. A clear exception was Herbal Immune Supplements, unit sales of […]
  1. Data & Insights
Big news, people: GWI has partnered with Audiense, the leading audience intelligence solution. “So what?” we hear you ask. Well, insights drawn from different sources – in this case GWI’s survey data and Audiense’s social data – paint a more detailed and reliable picture of what audiences think, feel and do. Or to put it […]
  1. Department: Food
  What is freshness? How do your consumers know that the meal they buy from you is fresh other than searching the package looking for the date made or time cooked? So, we ask. What’s more relevant than livestream meal prep or cooking of dinner? Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
A new Nisa Local convenience store has been opened in Stalham, Norfolk by independent retailer James Cawdron. The Cawdrons Nisa Local branch in the town’s high street is next door to Cawdrons Butchers, which the Cawdron family have successfully run for over 50 years. The unit used to be occupied by the Stalham Shopper which […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
The beginning of the year is a time of great momentum and in the ever-evolving retail industry, you must always be prepared for what’s coming down the pipeline. In the past few years, I’ve seen a significant shift in retailers using technology to create more meaningful and personalized engagement strategies to inspire consumers to take […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The Home Depot is making technology investments to enhance an interconnected shopping journey for its customers. While at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City last week, Editor-in-Chief Joe Keenan spoke with Muzammil Akram, vice president of technology and store systems at The Home Depot, to learn more about the tools the home improvement retailer […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Over the past three years, most of us have done a lot more shopping online, so it’s easy to forget that while ecommerce is still growing, most retail commerce still happens in stores. In Q3 2022, ecommerce accounted for less than 15% of all retail sales. That means brick-and-mortar is still going strong, and not […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The continuing goal of “The Innovation Conversation” is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory … and one that Tom Furphy – a former Amazon executive who led the team that developed Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing […]
  1. CPG: Food
National Public Radio reports that “as the price of eggs continues to rise, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reporting a spike in people attempting to bring eggs into the country illegally from Mexico, where prices are lower. “The jump in sightings of the contraband product can be best explained by the high price […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
The Street has a story about how in the summer of 2022, as the consumer spending that typified the pandemic slammed headfirst into inflation and a post-recession mindset, “Walmart and Target both publicly declared that they had warehouses full of the wrong merchandise for the holiday season. “To fix that, both chains heavily discounted certain […]

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In a year when holiday spending on gifts, travel and entertainment was down 1 percent from the year prior, one age group bucked that trend in a huge way. Millennials, perhaps aided by increased incomes due to “The Great Reshuffle,” told us it would spend a whopping 11 percent more than it did in 2021, […]
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While some trends come and go, there were a few trends that have stayed with consumers throughout the year.   As online shopping continues to be a popular choice for consumers, physical stores can offer shoppers perks that e-commerce can’t replicate.    This week we look at trends to increase foot traffic and customer loyalty. […]

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